Barmouth, A Girl In Welsh Costume c.1960

Memories of Barmouth


The Welsh costumed young lady outside the Rock Shop had an unlimited supply of Pwllheli Number 8 rock. A joy to eat, unlike so many of today's softer offerings at other seaside resorts. On a day visit to Barmouth from my home village of Dyffryn the three main events were the Rock Shop for a free sample, the Milk Bar for lunch (...Read full memory)

In 1946 my dad decided we would join an aunt and uncle holidaying at Barmouth. They had hired a little caravan for two weeks at Caerdaniel farm Llanaber. Dad dug out his prewar camping gear [we were camping at Clevedon in September 1939 when I was 18 months old ] and borrowed a large sack truck off his boss. On the (...Read full memory)

Way back in my childhood, brothers two and then plus me, Mom and Dad said let us pack our bags, and go down to the sea, Down to the railway station, our entourage did go, Comic books within our hands, cause, four hours, they went so slow Now as the train pulls into town, his whistle he did blow, To warn the people off the (...Read full memory)

My mother Jennie Richards was born in Barmouth in 1917' her parents were Jack and Gwendoline Richards of Gorllwyn Fawr on the Panorama Road. My father was stationed at Ty Craig Castle in 1942, They met and eventually married in 1943. They moved back to Leicestershire where my brother and myself were born. We visited (...Read full memory)

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